The first of the four part series examines the relationship between African-Americans and Jewish communities in the United States, particularly why the relationship has become the focus of such controversy. Utilizes music, storytelling, poetry, discussions, and interviews. Several speakers examine the complex inner life of the two diverse communities, internal crisis of leadership, generation gaps, dissent, and repression.The recording features interviews with author/activist Cornel West, American writer Letty Cottin Pogrebin, editor Michael Lerner, author/professor Henry Louis Gates, Gary Rubin, Reporter Peter Noel, and others. Closes with the song "Washed out" by Arrested Development.
Scott, Bari (Producer); Snitow, Alan (Producer); Kaufman, Deborah (Producer); Beal, David (Speaker); Gates, Henry Louis (Speaker); Kantrowitz, Melanie K. (Speaker); Lerner, Michael (Speaker); Noel, Peter (Speaker); Pgrebin, Letty Cottin (Speaker); Rosenbaum, Fred (Speaker); Rubin, Gary (Speaker); West, Cornel (Speaker)